SDOT advises travelers of an intersection closure to all traffic at 23rd Ave and E Union St from December 16 – 18. If postponed due to weather, the work will be rescheduled for the first available dry weekend in 2017.
From 7 p.m. on Friday, December 16, to 10 a.m. on Sunday, December 18, travelers can expect:
- The intersection of 23rd Ave and E Union S will be closed to traffic in all directions, but crews will provide local access to destinations near the intersection.
- E Union St will be open for local access only from 14th Ave to Martin Luther King Jr Way.
- 23rd Ave will be open for local access only from E Cherry St to E Union St and only for one-way local southbound access from E Madison St to E Union St.
- Note: Southbound travel through the intersection on 23rd Ave will be reopened to traffic at 7 p.m. on Saturday, December 17; northbound 23rd Ave remains closed from E Union St to E John St with a detour to Martin Luther King Jr Way; other directions of travel through the intersection will remain closed through the end of the weekend work.
- Detours around the intersection of 23rd Ave and E Union St include:
- For southbound 23rd Ave traffic, drivers will follow a detour via E Madison St to 14th Ave, with a left on E Cherry St to return to 23rd
- For northbound 23rd Ave traffic, drivers will follow a detour via E Cherry St to Martin Luther King Jr Way, with a left on E Madison St to return to 23rd
- For westbound E Union St traffic, drivers will take Martin Luther King Jr Way to E Cherry St. To return to E Union St, use 14th
- For eastbound E Union St traffic, drivers will take 14th Ave to E Cherry St. To return to E Union St, use Martin Luther King Jr Way.
- King County Metro routes 2 and 48 and their bus stops will be affected by this work. For information about bus service and Rider Alerts, visit Metro Online at http://metro.kingcounty.gov/alerts/ or call 206-553-3000.
Pedestrian crossings will be maintained and clearly marked. SDOT would like to thank the public for its patience while this work is completed as part of the 23rd Avenue Corridor Improvements Project.